And cross-platform progression coming tomorrow.
Previously this year, designer Psyonix revealed it would be transitioning its extremely popular four-wheeled footie video game Rocket League to a free-to-play model, and it’s now confirmed that will occur next Wednesday, 23rd September.
Since its launch in 2015, Rocket League has been offered as a premium title with an upfront cost, regardless of the myriad monetisation methods Psyonix has actually deployed over its life time, ranging from a now-defunct loot box system to a replacement online store, and a Fortnite-style battle pass.
From next week, however, that in advance fee will disappear, a relocation which Psyonix presumably hopes will assist increase its player base still further. That, though, isn’t the just big modification on the horizon; from 23rd September, Rocket League will become an Epic Games Store unique, following Epic’s acquisition of Psyonix last year.
Players that currently own Rocket League on Steam can continue playing, however, with Psyonix promising “complete assistance for future updates and features” on Valve’s platform. That said, Epic clearly intends to draw at least some people over to its own store by assuring a $10 USD voucher to anyone that adds the video game to their Epic library in between 23rd September and 23rd October.
Additionally, Epic will once again be attempting to galvanise its army of Fortnite gamers into action, assuring a choice of “remarkable” Fortnite and Rocket League rewards for those that hop over to Psyonix’s video game and take part in its Llama-Rama limited-time event.
Ahead of all that, Psyonix is introducing a new update for Rocket League on all platforms tomorrow, 16th September, which will present cross-platform development for those using an Epic Games Account. Other tweaks, including accomplishment changes, menu updates, and brand-new fast chats, are detailed in Psyonix’s newest article.